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Shorter Name Meaning

English: from the comparative form of Middle English schort ‘short’, hence a distinguishing nickname for the shorter of two closely associated people with the same personal name (for example, members of the same household).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Short, Sorter, Hoster, Horter, Porter, Storer, Shorey, Souter, Shorty

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Shorter Family Origin

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Shorter Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • Servant

    50%

In 1881, the most common Shorter occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Shorter's were Labourers. Labourer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shorter.

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Shorter Historical Records

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Shorter Life Expectancy

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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